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Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
This article originates from the collaborative efforts of a group of teachers working in a range of PCE establishments across the West Midlands and Black Country, and in the "field" of Literacy education. Drawing on the reflective journals kept by in-service students as part of an Integrated Certificate in Education course, the project…
Descriptors: Literacy, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education
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Ainley, Patrick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper revisits the crucial period following the Arab oil boycott of 1973, when the welfare state in the UK finally collapsed along with the heavy industrial base upon which it rested. Unlike the post-war welfare-state "settlement", the new post-welfare market state was imposed by Margaret Thatcher's governments. It was marked for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Wahlberg, Madeleine; Gleeson, Denis – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2003
Drawing on a single case study in the Transforming Learning Cultures in Further Education (TLC-FE) project, discussed in the introduction to this volume, this article explores contrasting perspectives of tutors' and students' experiences of a General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ). The "case in point" is an Intermediate level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Figurative Language, Educational Change